Chervil Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Apiaceae
Plant Type:
Perennial Grown as Annual
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
March,April,May,June,August
When to Start Indoors:
March,April,May,August,February,July
Sprouting Time:
15-30 days
Soil Temperature (C):
12-20
Depth:
5mm-1cm (¼-½”)
Spacing (cm):
23-30cm (9-12″)
Row Spacing (cm):
23-30cm (9-12″)
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade
Maturity Time:
40-60 days
When To Harvest:
March,April,May,August,February,July,September,June,October
How to Harvest:
Begin harvesting as needed 6-8 weeks after sowing, or when plants are 10cm (4″) tall. Drying kills nearly all the flavour of chervil leaves, so freezing is best for long term storage.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Both leaves and root are used in cookery.
Potential Health Benefits:
Antioxidant,Cough,Digestive System,Blood Pressure,Eczema,Gout,Kidney Stones,Reducing water weight

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Cauliflower,Broccoli,Kale,Collards,Brussel Sprouts,Cabbage ,Radish,Lettuce
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, slugs, and snails
Common Disease:
Powdery mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
Start seeds indoors or direct sow in spring. Direct sow in summer and protect plants from midday sun for a winter crop – chervil is quite hardy. Keep transplanting to a minimum, as chervil develops a delicate taproot that does not respond well to disturbance. Try growing chervil between rows of tall cabbages and kale. Chervil helps to repel slugs.

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